Smallville (2001–2011)
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There is an explosion at Luthorcorp when Oliver is about to announce he controls the interests of Luthorcorp. Oliver suspects Lex is behind the explosion but he realizes the bomb was made ... See full summary »


Mike Rohl (as Michael Rohl)


Jerry Siegel (character created by: Superman), Joe Shuster (character created by: Superman) | 4 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Welling ... Clark Kent
Allison Mack ... Chloe Sullivan
Erica Durance ... Lois Lane (credit only)
Aaron Ashmore ... Jimmy Olsen (credit only)
Cassidy Freeman ... Tess Mercer (credit only)
Sam Witwer ... Davis Bloome (credit only)
Justin Hartley ... Oliver Queen
Kristin Kreuk ... Lana Lang
Chris Gauthier ... Winslow Schott / Toyman
Kevin Miller Kevin Miller ... Lex Luthor
Matt Adler ... Lex Luthor (voice)
Chiara Zanni ... Nurse
Francis X. McCarthy ... Board Member #1 (as Francis Xavier McCarthy)
Teryl Rothery ... Board Member #2
Ray Galletti ... Board Member #3


There is an explosion at Luthorcorp when Oliver is about to announce he controls the interests of Luthorcorp. Oliver suspects Lex is behind the explosion but he realizes the bomb was made by an ex Queen Industries' employee called Winslow Schott. Lana learns her power suit gives her the power to absorb Kryptonite. Written by lneira1

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Release Date:

5 February 2009 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Winslow Schott is Smallville's version of comics villain "The Toyman." See more »


Winslow Schott said that the monkey would blow up after fifty-three claps, but it was stopped by Oliver Queen when it was at seventy-nine claps. Oliver also said it was at twenty-eight claps whenever the monkey should have exploded already. See more »


Chloe Sullivan: I can't lie to Clark
Oliver Queen: Tell him the truth or protect him? Could you honestly live with yourself if anything ever happened to Clark?
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Referenced in Supergirl: Back from the Future - Part One (2020) See more »


Goodnight, Travel Well
Performed by The Killers
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Powerful episode with Minor setback
28 August 2010 | by Rcwilkinson123See all my reviews

Anyone who is emotionally involved with the characters of this show will definitely feel those strings being pulled as they watch this episode of the eighth season. Clark and Lana both enjoy the opportunity to defend Metropolis together, as superpowered beings, one natural and the other surgical. At the same time, a surprising merger between LuthorCorp. led by Tess Mercer, and Queen Industries, headed by Oliver Queen, begins to be shaken from its outset by the mysterious Toyman. These developments lead to a confrontation of the two super-beings with the very villain behind the terrorist act itself, behind the Toyman's doings: Lex Luthor. As the episode's end proves, only Lex could pull a manueveur to separate Clark and Lana forever despite the fact that they share such a bond and secret with their abilities. Though many may have believe that the Clark/Lana relationship, something explored off-and-on with the show since season 2, ended fine at season 7's end, the way this separation developed is only more powerful, because it was severed by the very nemesis of not just Clark, but Lana as well, by this point. At the same time, the viewers can see the direction that Oliver Queen is going to, and probably already has, taken in his obsession with ensuring Lex's demise, especially since learning this season about the Luthors being behind the death of his parents. This is a shift, especially in the light of Tess Mercer lighting herself up since learning that she was a pawn in Lex's bloody hand. This episode acquires a 10 through its acting and emotional pull, but there should never be any way that any media whatsoever portrays Superman, or the one-to-be, as a fornicator, as he has been both on this episode, a season 5 episode, and a brief arc in season 4, not to mention Superman Returns with the hero's connection to the boy Jason. It's for this reason that a scene of that nature bumps the episode slightly lower than it might have been, not to mention the glaring question of why Chloe isn't more concerned about her fiancée, who has been in critical condition; lastly, who gave the Kryptonian knowledge crystal back to Clark, and how the sender was able to obtain it.

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